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Topic: office brew - need plan b (16 msgs / 431 lines)
1) From: Leo Zick
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well, plan a isnt cutting it. i almost feel bad sacrificing coffee this way.
at first i thought i sucked at roasting beans for a brewed cup, but i tested
the same roasts in a press pot and they were amazing. i think i even
converted about 5 family members in the process!
 
oh, did i mention plan a?  from an email looking for recommdations a few
months ago, i went with a drip cup and paper filters.  the ease of using
this at my desk is amazing. pour in hot water to a cup with a bit of milk,
wait, dump the filter, wipe the drip cup, and done. just what i need for
work.  but, the coffee is only marginally better than what i can get from mr
keurig and his auto brew machine. 
 
so, i ask everyone..  is there a plan b?  as simple as a, but with better
results?  i need a more satisfying fix. :D
 
thank you!

2) From: Eddie Dove
Swissgold or Aeropress ...
On 10/18/06, Leo Zick  wrote:
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3) From: Eddie Dove
Do you think it's not steeping long enough or is the paper filter sapping
the flavor?
Eddie
On 10/18/06, Leo Zick  wrote:
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4) From: Sheila Quinn
Can you just use a press pot at work? It doesn't seem like it would be 
that much trouble and you already know you like that version!
Sheila
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5) From: Eddie Dove
If I remember correctly, cleanup was a factor ... was it not?
Eddie
On 10/18/06, Sheila Quinn  wrote:
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6) From: Leo Zick
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ya, it is.. they are a bit tedious to clean...  
From: Eddie Dove [mailto:southcoastcoffeeroaster] 
Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2006 10:29 PM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +office brew - need plan b
If I remember correctly, cleanup was a factor ... was it not?
Eddie
On 10/18/06, Sheila Quinn  > wrote: 
Can you just use a press pot at work? It doesn't seem like it would be 
that much trouble and you already know you like that version!
Sheila
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7) From: Leo Zick
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thats what i thought my best option would be too..  a swissgold. think ill
give it a shot. :)  
From: Eddie Dove [mailto:southcoastcoffeeroaster] 
Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2006 10:09 PM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +office brew - need plan b
Swissgold or Aeropress ...
On 10/18/06, Leo Zick  wrote: 
well, plan a isnt cutting it. i almost feel bad sacrificing coffee this way.
at first i thought i sucked at roasting beans for a brewed cup, but i tested
the same roasts in a press pot and they were amazing. i think i even
converted about 5 family members in the process!
 
oh, did i mention plan a?  from an email looking for recommdations a few
months ago, i went with a drip cup and paper filters.  the ease of using
this at my desk is amazing. pour in hot water to a cup with a bit of milk,
wait, dump the filter, wipe the drip cup, and done. just what i need for
work.  but, the coffee is only marginally better than what i can get from mr
keurig and his auto brew machine. 
 
so, i ask everyone..  is there a plan b?  as simple as a, but with better
results?  i need a more satisfying fix. :D
 
thank you!

8) From: Justin Marquez
On 10/18/06, Leo Zick  wrote:
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The Aeropress can be used standard method or inverted method.
Inverted method yields a similar taste to press pot, but a bit cleaner
of 'sludge'.
Standard method yields a very "smooth" cup and doesn't require water
to be boiling. Many office hot water dispensers are hot enough for the
std method. (Many folks do use "just off boiling" temperature water
and it works well, too, with the standard AP brew method.)
It is quicker to brew and much easier to clean up than a presspot or a
swissgold.
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)

9) From: Thbull
I have not tried the filters that SM sells. In my excitement at being  
able to place an order, I keep forgetting to add the filters. I have  
purchased an AP to use at work, but still found that amount of  
hardware (scoop, paddle, filters, stand, cap, and AP pieces) seemed  
to take over my area, so I went back to the cone filter method. I  
have recently purchased the hot water pot that was discussed  
previously and now because of this thread, I'll have to take the AP  
back to work and try it again :)
Peace,
ThBull
On Oct 19, 2006, at 7:12 AM, Justin Marquez wrote:
On 10/18/06, Leo Zick  wrote:
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The Aeropress can be used standard method or inverted method.
Inverted method yields a similar taste to press pot, but a bit cleaner
of 'sludge'.
Standard method yields a very "smooth" cup and doesn't require water
to be boiling. Many office hot water dispensers are hot enough for the
std method. (Many folks do use "just off boiling" temperature water
and it works well, too, with the standard AP brew method.)
It is quicker to brew and much easier to clean up than a presspot or a
swissgold.
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)

10) From: Leo Zick
Easier to clean than a swissgold?  All you have to do with the goldtone
filter is dump and wipe. Is it the same, or easier, with the aeropress?
That would be sweeet

11) From: Leo Zick
I don't think im happy with the SM/filtropa filters. :/
I have the brown paper ones, and think they extract too much flavor.
Ared you happy with your cone filter? What filters are you using?

12) From: Got Aloha??
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I have found that I get a SIGNIFICANTLY better cub when I run some  
water through paper filter, brown or white mellitta or chemex, just  
to get the paper flavor out.  It helps a lot, the paper to me leaves  
a bad taste in my mouth.
also, how are you heating your water?
Another thing I like to do when brewing drip by the cup is to pull  
the cup when there is still a little bit of liquid in the filter, if  
your coffee tastes overextracted, this may help too.
Justn
houstini
If There is anything worth doing, it's worth doing right.
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I have found that I get a =
SIGNIFICANTLY better cub when I run some water through paper filter, =
brown or white mellitta or chemex, just to get the paper flavor out.  =
It helps a lot, the paper to me leaves a bad taste in my =
mouth.  
also, = how are you heating your water?  
Another thing I like to do = when brewing drip by the cup is to pull the cup when there is still a = little bit of liquid in the filter, if your coffee tastes overextracted, = this may help too.


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13) From: John Crippen
Easier.  There is a smaller surface to wipe, and it is a single plane.
-John Crippen
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14) From: Leo Zick
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the coffee grinds dont stay all over the tube insides?  
From: John Crippen [mailto:john.crippen] 
Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2006 11:52 AM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +office brew - need plan b
Easier.  There is a smaller surface to wipe, and it is a single plane.
-John Crippen
On 10/19/06, Leo Zick < leo  >
wrote: 
Easier to clean than a swissgold?  All you have to do with the goldtone 
filter is dump and wipe. Is it the same, or easier, with the aeropress?
That would be sweeet

15) From: John Crippen
Nope, the inside of the tube is spotless.  At home, I do rinse it out, but
only on general principles. The plunger pushes everything down to the end
(the puck of coffee and filter that you wipe off).
On 10/19/06, Leo Zick  wrote:
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16) From: Justin Marquez
On 10/19/06, Leo Zick  wrote:
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With the AeroPress, after pressing out the brew, just pull the plunger
back a tiny bit, unscrew the filter cap. The filter stays stuck to the
"puck".  Hold  the A/P over the trash can and push the ginds and the
used filter into the trash can.  Then you may either wipe off the end
of the plunger or just rinse it off in the sink. Very few grinds will
stick to the end of the plunger.
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)


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